Originally Posted by Brandon
This is a bit off topic, but I though I would ask this. Sonny do you think your horse has so much energy and "crazy" (of course I understand you don't mean that term literally), because he is kept in the stall a lot?
I could be way off, but it was just a theory for his energy level; Though he could be like that just naturally, but it was just a thought.
Oh, silly Brandon...don't ya know me? Hehe (sorry I couldn't resist saying that)
Sonny is outsite 24/7 rain, shine, sleet, snow, hurricane, tornado.
The only time he's in a stall is when someone when someone is there with me (with their horse) and I can't block the aisle....normally I just groom him and tack him up in the aisle so he's not in the stall.
Angel: I don't think he's trying to rub me off only because wouldn't he try it at every other fence? It's just that one fence? That is the fence with the gate and the fence where he can look over to see his buddies (but they weren't in sight). I know originally there was a bucket there that was close to the fence...so maybe he thought I still wanted him to go close to the fence.
When he would speed up I would stop him, make him back up till we were back in the same spot and continue. It worked for a while but then he sped up.
I was actually talking to my friend and she thinks the weather is playing a part....now normally Sonny isn't affected, but I never rode him in the fall so maybe it is just the weather.
And I'm not really anti-bit, but Sonny listens extremely well to the halter and I'd like to see if I can solve it in that since I always ride him in that. If I work on it for a week and still can't solve it then defiantely I'll be using my eggbutt snaffle (not my western bit)...to see if that works.
But as I said, he will turn away from the fence fine when he is too close, just he ends up getting way too close when he makes the turn to go on that side of the fence. At first I thought maybe a possibly eye problem (I was going in the same direction), but when I switched and he did it also, I think he was just bored of the arena and wanted to go back.